Timer is a free and easy to use countdown app that can be customised to fit your needs. Its small and simple UI is unobtrusive and it comes with a range of customisable options to fit your needs.
Timers can be labelled so that it's easy to keep track of what each timer is for and you can save timers for use in the future. You can also customise several sound options, such as selecting a sound for each tick and for when the alarm goes off. Similar apps include Free Alarm Clock and Free Desktop Clock.
Is a clock a timer?
A timer differs from a clock, in that a clock tells the current time, while a timer counts upwards or downwards from a specified time. This makes them useful for a variety of different purposes, such as from setting a timer for food in the oven to tracking how long it takes you to complete a task for a client.
How can I customise a timer?
Timer includes optional and independent sounds for both individual ticks and the sound that plays when an alarm goes off. Timer includes over 40 alarm sounds by default and it also supports custom alarm sounds. Both the tick and alarm sounds come with independent volume sliders for complete control over how loud each sound is.
A simple, uncomplicated timer app
Timer is suitable for people with very specific needs: those who want to count up or count down to a particular time. It includes enough customisation options to help you keep track of multiple independent timers.
Timer does not come with any extraneous bloat or additional features. This could be a good or a bad thing, depending on your personal preferences and timer needs. It works well, does what the name suggests it does and no more. Its UI is minimal, displaying all the pertinent information at a glance and, because of the lack of bloat, it's very intuitive and easy to use as a timer (or countdown) app.